Duane F. Wetzel
January 26, 1934 – August 2, 2019
Duane F. Wetzel, 85, of Arcanum, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.
Duane was born on January 26, 1934 to the late Jasper and Mary Wetzel. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Phyllis (Shelley) Wetzel, his brothers Floyd, Fred, Ralph, Carl, Don, and great grandson Calvin.
Duane is survived by his sons Alan (Linda) Wetzel and Galen (Marilyn) Wetzel both of Arcanum. Grandchildren Lori (Justin) Palmer, Christi Wetzel, Zane Wetzel, Kelly (Dan) Fourman, Mara Wetzel & Vance Wetzel. Great Grandchildren Titus & Elliott Palmer; Elsie, Ava, & Claire Fourman; & Jonah Wetzel. Brothers Gene (Joyce) Wetzel and Jim (Kay) Wetzel, sister Marilyn (Mike) Keller. Many nieces and nephews.
Duane was a 1953 graduate of Arcanum High School, he spent 2 years in the US Army at Fort Knox, Ky. He loved to farm, and you could always find him working in the barn or on a tractor. He was a hard-working family man who had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He worked for the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in Arcanum until he retired in 1994.
Duane will truly be missed by all who knew him & love him. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 7th from 4-7pm at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, August 8th at 11am at Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with Veterans graveside services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.
The family would like to say a special thanks to State of the Heart Care Center for all their extra care. Memorial contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Pitsburg Church of the Brethren.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Burial Thursday, August 8, 2019
Duane F. Wetzel
Mike and Lois(Mack) Lawson
August 8, 2019
Allen and Galen and your families,
We send our love and prayers that the Lord of peace Himself may continually grant you peace at this time and comfort.
Uncle Duane was a cheerful, caring, kind man. He will be missed.
We will not be able to attend the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike and Lois Lawson (Louise Mack's daughter)
Dave & Nette Fratello
August 8, 2019
Alan & Linda - our condolences for you and you family - be blessed - love you...
August 4, 2019
To: Alan & Galen my deepest thoughts and Sympathy to all of your family. Duane will be missed by everyone that new him and l always appreciated how much he was concerned about other people he had met or was part of his life. I have alot of memories of are families growing up together and we all cared about one another as we all moved forward in life's journey. He was blessed to have two son's and I know he was very proud of all the Grand Children. We all know he has been placed in heaven for all of us to join him one day.
August 3, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Duane's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.
Diana (McGriff) Leach